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Cutlery from the Bull’s Head, Quorn, 1930s

Up until 1939 the ‘Bull’s Head’ in Quorn was located at what is now 18 High Street (see Artefact 244). In 1939 the licence was taken over by the building we know today (2023) as The Quorndon Fox.

This 'Bull's Head, Quorn' silver plated cutlery was made by Elkington & Co, who were founded in 1815 and invented the electroplating process. They were suppliers to royalty and prestigious shipping liner companies including Cunard. The company operated independently until 1963.

The date letter on the fish knife is a ‘B’ in a shield, which indicates a date of 1938 and the spoons have a ‘D’ in a shield which is 1939. The style of the cutlery is Art Deco and was most likely bought for the opening of the Bull’s Head in its new premises. The spoons are almost as big as tablespoons and fish knives today are rarely used. All of these implements show signs of having been very well used.

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 Submitted on: 2023-04-21
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 2535
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=2535
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